As I posted in a comment yesterday, during dinner last night, the phone rang 😡 So I interrupted my dinner and went up stairs (5 stairs) to get the phone. 😯
Now as I’ve mentioned, of late my breathing is crap, (Oh the humidity 😉 ) so having to interrupt my dinner and go up stairs to get the phone doesn’t exactly fill me with love for whomever had the audacity to ring me at bloody dinner time Grrrr 😡
But I made it, and to my further annoyance, when I answered it, it was a recording , but as I was about to hang up, it started talking to me, and I realised it was an automated poll 😉 So I thought… OK, I’m prepared to give my two bobs worth, cos they were stupid enough to ask me 😀 and interrupted my dinner, 😡 so I think I’ve earned the right! 😉
And the first question was;
“Who do you think will win the election?”… Now immediately my suspicion was aroused, as that seemed a very leading question, when you have every MSM commentator saying that the LNP will win, most would say LNP 😯
The choices were; For the LNP, press 1… For the ALP, press 2, so despite the nagging reservation, I pressed #2 and moved on. 😀
The second question was; “Who do you think would make the best Premier?”, which left me very bloody angry, as there I was, primed to press the number allocated to Anastasia, and when it had gone through the options, to my utter disbelief… there was no number for Anastasia… WTF? 😯 In fact she didn’t even get a mention ! 😯
So I didn’t press anything, and the machine reset and asked again; and what it gave me was numbers 1-7, which was a list of 7 possible LNP contenders finishing with Fiona Simpson, and nothing else… Again, WTF 😯 so I pressed #8, as there was no-one on their list that I wanted as Premier. 😡
It didn’t like #8, and reset itself for a third time, at which point I let slip a loud expletive and hung up.
Now for a split second, I thought about picking a number and completing the poll, but then I realised that it wouldn’t matter at all, as the first two questions made it perfectly “Crystal Clear” that any responses I gave would be skewed by the nature of the questions, and point to something other than what I wanted to say 😯 so as previously stated, I hung up! 😡
I tell this as a cautionary tale, for those that make their final decision on polling day, based on what they perceive as the trends shown by the opinion polls… cos sadly some do! 😯
And just to reiterate, for those that don’t know; we live in the very safe LNP state seat of Caloundra, (Federal seat of Fisher, of Peter Slipper fame 🙄 ) on the Sunshine Coast, and get polled at pretty much every election 😯 Which should say something in itself ? Mmmm ❓
Anyway, IMHO, these polls are not representative of the public sentiment, and aren’t designed to be, but rather put out, along with the rabid right spin of the MSM, to guide the gullible and the undecided voters to stick with the perceived “winning team” 😈
So with this “Cautionary tale”, fixed firmly front of mind, I have to say;
QLD, don’t be fooled… Again!